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Testimonials

WHAT DO OUR TRAVELLERS SAY? 

From private wildlife safaris to hikes our adventure tours led by experienced certified guides – we like to think we offer the very finest safari tours and adventures, however, we always strive to improve our services every day. We’re delighted that many come back to travel on our safari tours and hikes again and again. We feel that their testimonials describe who we are and what we do far better than we ever could.
Here’s a small selection.

Very efficient tour company

I inquired a safari with this company and got a reply almost immediately with a very elaborate program of how our safari would be like. We were met at the airport by our driver who also doubled up as the guide for the rest of our safari to Amboseli and Tsavo West National Park. Joseph was very knowledgeable and was also fun. We also met Denis after the safari who had organized for us a complimentary dinner that evening before dropping us to Airport. ( We had a late evening flight from JKIA). I will be telling all my friends about you guys.

JamesHendley – London UK

 

Exceeded all expectations – excellent customer service from Africa Vacation Safaris

I spent over a year planning my trip to Africa which included a 2 week safari experience in Kenya for myself and my two teenage sons. I used safari bookings to research many of the options available, and was able to get an idea of prices and where we wanted to go. However, none of the ready-made options was exactly what I was looking for and several companies indicated that they were prepared to tailor a safari experience. I picked 7 with 5 star reviews and wrote each of them a (long) email about my goals for the safari and what I wanted, as well as my (fairly low) budget. 2 responded indicating that they were unable to fit with my budget, 2 didn’t respond at all, and 2 referred me back to their web page to see options. Denis of Africa Vacation Safaris was different however – he responded immediately to say he had received my email but needed time to respond properly. He then got back to me within a few days with a very detailed email, identifying all of my “wants” and making suggestions for various options. He also made the (excellent) suggestion that based on what I wanted that probably a group tour would not meet our needs and that we could use more budget accommodations and have a private driver/guide for the duration of the safari. This proved to be exactly the right choice. Denis was responsive to all my inquiries and we exchanged hundreds of emails to get all the details right. I arrived for the safari expecting quite a lot…. I was not disapppointed. In fact, the safari exceeded all of our expectations and was the experience of a lifetime. Denis and our drive/guide Joseph were both exceptional. They had clearly taken a lot of time to plan a route that made sense logistically, gave us a huge variety of experiences, and highlighted all of the key things we had wanted to see (including some involvement directly with the park rangers in tracking a lion, visiting conservation facilities, exploring the diversity of Kenya’s landscapes, and combined hiking, history, culture, and lots of wildlife. Each day was better than the last, and Joseph was a wonderful guide for us, sharing his knowledge and adapting each day to our preferences. My son is very interested in photography and Joseph helped him get some fantastic photos, moving the vehicle for a better angle or better light, being patient when we stopped for ages to get the perfect shot, and seeking out opportunities to get interesting and unique photos

Tara and Sons, Toronto Canada

 

Great rift valley

We simply gave Denis a list of all the things we wanted to do/see and he came up with a personalised itinerary – excellent service! We were given a choice of accommodation and the daily timings were flexible to suit us. Our driver Simon was brilliant accompanied by his wife Winnie; it was more like being on holiday with friends by the end of the trip! Denis joined us on a couple of occasions – we all had a lot of fun at the tea factory!
We will have fond memories of our time in Kenya for many years to come – thank you so much Denis and the team.

Phil Webb and Catherine, London, UK

 

Africa Vacation Safaris gave us the opportunity to discover the essence of Africa. They are organized, reliable and always available to help you deciding the best program for the number of days that you have and the time of the season that you are going.

About the tour itself, we had Joseph as our guide and driver, there are no words to describe the professionalism and the knowledge that he has. He talks perfect English and he is a person you enjoy being around all day. It’s possible to see that he is very passionate for what he does and it only makes the experience even better. Thank you, Joseph and Denis for planning our Kenya Safari

James Ontario Canada

 

Denis and John were awesome. Denis put together the exact trip I wanted to the rarely-visited Meru and Kora National Parks. We had the best adventure getting to Meru from Nairobi and managed to see 4 of the Big 5 in our time there. Our drive to Kora was so much fun and we had a blast hanging out on the bank of the Tana River. Big 5 sightings were completed during our 2 days at Samburu Reserve. John is an excellent guide and driver and interacts in a fun way to teach you about the animals. I don’t know how many safaris Denis has been on, but I just love his enthusiasm and energy. I even had them take me on a game drive in Nairobi NP on my last day in Kenya a month after we first met.

Krista St Pauls Minesota

 

We were introduced to Denis of African Vacation Safaris via the internet We were very lucky to choose Denis and his tour company out of five other tour organisations. From the start he was extremely reliable and always responded to my queries via internet or whatsup. He organised a complete package specfic to my daughter’s and my needs long before we left United Kingdom.This included our vegetarian diet,excellent camps (these were better then some of the hotels I have been to in the past) and transport. We managed to pack in Tsavo East and West, Amboseli and Nakuru national parks and also some waterfalls and volcano site. There was only me and my daughter in the car therefore it was very easy to set start and finish times. Denis accompanied us on part of the tour and by the end of the holiday I felt like I had known him all my life .We even had a seaside holiday in Mombasa for three days. All this in just twelve day!!!
I am visting Kenya again next year and would definately choose Denis again

Kudan P Cardiff, United Kingdom

 

Our 4 day safari in the Masai Mara with Africa Vacation Safaris exceeded our expectations. Denis and his team anticipated our needs and went out of there way to insure that every moment was exceptional. It truly was a trip of a lifetime for us.

Dardinelle Troen and Lincohn United States

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